SA Medical Education and Training (SA MET)
The South Australian Medical Education and Training (SA MET) Health Advisory Council (HAC) is an unincorporated council established by, and reporting, to the Minister for Health and Ageing in South Australia.
Its role is to improve the quality of education, training and welfare for interns and trainee medical officers (TMOs) within South Australia and make recommendations for the accreditation of TMO positions in health services.
The SA MET HAC is supported by the SA MET Unit staff who provide secretariat support for the council and undertake a range of other medical education, training and workforce functions for the South Australian health system.
These roles were previously undertaken by predecessor organisations, the South Australian Institute of Medical Education and Training (SA IMET) and the Postgraduate Medical Council of South Australia (PMCSA).
Review of Medical Intern Training
The Review of Medical Intern Training has been commissioned by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Health Council to examine the current medical internship model and consider potential reforms to support medical graduate transition into practice and further training.
To lead the Review of Medical Intern Training, Professor Andrew Wilson and Dr Anne-Marie Feyer have been appointed as Co-Reviewers.
The Review will focus on medical intern training in Australia, specifically:
- The purpose of internship and whether the current model remains valid and fit for purpose.
- The effectiveness of the internship year in producing doctors with appropriate skills and competencies to meet national health care needs and support generalist practice.
- The role of internship in supporting career decision making by doctors.
- Models to support expansion of training settings.
To view the Medical Intern Review - Terms of Reference, click here.
To view the Medical Intern Review - Communique, click here.
For more information, visit the AHMAC website.
Revised Accreditation Standards
The revised South Australian Medical Education and Training (SA MET) Accreditation Standards will take effect on 1 January, 2015.
While maintaining the ethos of the previous Accreditation Standards, the revised version is significantly different in structure and content. To view the revised Accreditation Standards please click here.
Intern applications for 2015 - Update 26/11/2014
All category 1.1, 1.2, 2.1 and 2.2 applicants have been offered a position. If further positions become available, we will continue allocating to category 3.1.
For more information, click here.
PGY2+/RMO allocation for 2015
From 1 December 2014, a centralised approach to handling applications for Trainee Medical Officer (PGY2+, Prevocational) vacancies that may arise in 2015 will be introduced by SA Health. If you wish to be considered for TMO vacancies, that may occur in any health unit in SA Health in 2015, you are required to register your interest via an online application process.
For more information click here.